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Postby Little Andi. » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:04 pm

Marvellous Bill - utterly charming. Perhaps not the phrase you should use about an industrial complex - but the model and rendering of all those "little nothing" details - utterly charming.

As Steve said! - please do keep adding all the detritus and flotsam found in these sort of places, go for warmth and character, sunshine and lazy days. Some purists will say that real life isn't like that, and I say thats why I like to see it!!!!

Outstanding job - love it to bits.................
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Postby Adrian » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:11 am

G'day Bill

and Azzi is wearing one of your hard hats


In the DVD there is a shot of a sign that states that hard hats MUST be worn at all times..........at NO time during the clip did the driver wear one :!:

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:02 am

Oh boy is this ever gonna get me in trouble :!:

Bilco wrote:Image

A close-up front view, showing that Azzi has caught the terrible smoking habit from his Ekerslyke relatives.


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later, Forrest Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. -- Nikola Tesla, July, 1934

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Postby Jes » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:42 am

Willow Creek Traction wrote:Oh boy is this ever gonna get me in trouble :!:


Haha that's exactly what my girlfriend said, "It's got a face!" :) It reminds me of an anime movie, My Neighbour Totoro http://gaijinnosekai.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/my_neighbor_totoro_-_tonari_no_totoro_movie_poster.jpg

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Postby Moronguhl » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:00 am

What a film! And loco of course, very nice. :P
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Postby Bilco » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:08 am

Willow Creek Traction said: "Oh boy is this ever gonna get me in trouble"

No way, Forrest. I like it - who needs Thomas :D
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:22 pm

Oh my gosh, Bilco's gone and used it for his avatar :!: :shock: :oops:
Guess I should be flattered rather than embarrassed? :wink:
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Postby Bilco » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:56 am

Yes, be flattered Forrest - you can add "Avatar Designer" to your CV :P
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Postby Bilco » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:00 am

Just a quick update - as Steve suggested Azzi has been busy filling up the back of Welsh Ernie with rubbish - "might be useful one day" sort of stuff.

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Postby Moronguhl » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:01 am

That's fantastic Bilco, nice one! I'm planning something very similar - are most of those bits from scratch or gathered from other kits?
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Postby Bilco » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:40 pm

Hi Christian - the oil-cans, tool box and dustbin are from Steve's range. The long thin piece of pipe is the plastic stem from a cotton bud, and the other rusty bits are left-over Jubilee sleepers from the tipping dock, and a bit of gash tubing, heavily rusted. The hose/cable is a length of solder, with little washers stuck on the ends.

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I expect I'll add a few bits & bobs as time goes on.
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Postby skylon » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:27 pm

Fantastic modelling, I love the way the hose hangs down on the back. Little things like this really add to the model.
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:05 am

Brilliant modelling Bill :D The junk looks perfect, adding even more character and charm to an industrial critter 8)
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby Moronguhl » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:11 am

Thanks Bilco, looking lovely. Cheers for the closeup. I'll just be making O9 versions of all those then... :D
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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:50 pm

Reminds me of the boot of my car :roll: Nice work Bill 8)

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Postby JackBlack » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:21 am

Hi Bill, what loco is this? Is it scratchbuilt or who is the manufacture? I want one.
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Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:48 am

JackBlack wrote:Hi Bill, what loco is this? Is it scratchbuilt or who is the manufacture? I want one.



If you were to read the thread.... :wink:



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Postby Bilco » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:14 am

Hi JackBlack - As Chris says, the answers to your questions are on page 1 of this thread, including prototype picture. All you need to build one is an Underground Ernie Inspection Car and a warped mind :twisted:
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Postby JackBlack » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:59 am

Thanks guys.
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Re: New Year Madness

Postby Nevadablue » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:16 am

Time to bring this thread back to the light of day.
I need one of these rigs for my coal mine. Maintenance must be done you know.

Nice work Bill!
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Re: New Year Madness

Postby Bilco » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:50 pm

A Flickr album of lost PB photos of my version of the Solva loco ...

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6Bb4cS
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Postby southpier » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:03 am

that's a great little critter

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Re: New Year Madness

Postby docnjoj » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:54 am

Thanks for restoring that little loco!
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Re: New Year Madness

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:00 pm

Pics of the Solva line, including my murky shot into the tunnel of the prototype beastie still OK in this thread

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t= ... ight=solva

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